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Abstract for 3 hour interactive session with xHub Addis from May 21, 2014.

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Abstract for talk at xHub addis

  1. 1. Abstract: Reflections and Tips from Working in Information Services and Launching New Programs, by Kathleen Ludewig Omollo This document is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Ms. Kathleen Ludewig Omollo has 8 years of professional experience in the technology and information services sector. With a passion for learning, multiculturalism, and social and economic development, much of Kathleen's activities have focused on developing open tools, growing communities, and designing programs to support new models of engagement and knowledge sharing for higher education. Kathleen is currently the International Program Manager for the Office of Enabling Technologies within the Medical School Information Services Learning Program at the University of Michigan. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager and a research assistant for the Office of Enabling Technologies, a technology consultant at Accenture, a policy fellow for the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, and a programmer for University of Michigan Digital Library Production Services. A staff member at the University of Michigan since 2007, Kathleen has explored policy, design, and technological processes to locate, create, distribute, adapt, integrate, and assess free and openly licensed digital learning resources. She has conducted dozens of workshops and has advised joint educational activities between University of Michigan and partner universities in Ghana, South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Liberia for health and engineering degree programs. She has presented at regional, national, and international conferences and authored several academic articles. Kathleen holds two bachelors degrees from Hope College (one in computer science and one in international studies and French) and two masters degrees from University of Michigan (information science and public policy). You can read more about Kathleen at http://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleenludewigomollo/. A firm believer in the potential of innovation and collaboration spaces to drive creativity and economic empowerment, Kathleen has been liaising with Mr.Tewodros Tadesse Araya of the Center for African Leadership Studies on the creation of xHub Addis since August 2013. Currently in Addis for an educational technology partnership with St. Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College, Kathleen will be dropping by xHub to speak to current members. On Wednesday, May 21, Kathleen will be facilitating a 3-hour interactive session with the following objectives: • To share lessons from her experiences of working in emerging technologies and launching new initiatives, with a focus on her roles with the Office of Enabling Technologies, the Open.Michigan Initiative, the African Health Open Educational Resources Network, and WeToo. • To demonstrate free tools that can be used to boost productivity, coordinate outreach, guide software design, support team collaboration, and function in offline 1
  2. 2. environments • To introduce free resources and online communities to develop and to practice your technical skills • To identify outlets to stay up to date on emerging technology trends Slides from this talk will be posted at http://tinyurl.com/kathleen-xhub-may2014. About x Hub Addis @xhubaddis https://www.facebook.com/pages/X-hub- Addis/705148929524254 http://xhubaddis.wordpress.com/feed/ http://xhubaddis.com (under development) 2

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